The Elevated Envelope

 A collection of mail art

If you're in the mood for mail, or perhaps need a little art therapy to help get you through the last weeks of winter (and, you know, everything else that's going on), maybe it's time for a little mail art?

The wonderful Elevated Envelope Mail Art Exchange has returned! 

My very first (and very favourite) mail art swap, The Elevated Envelope is the brainchild/lovechild of Tara Bliven, an American designer now living in Ireland. Not a "stuff swap", this project asks you to transform a humble envelope into a piece of art. Forget what your mother taught you. When it comes to mail art, it's what's on the outside that counts!

Sign up for The Elevated Envelope and exchange beautiful mail with artists, creative and mail lovers from all over the world. It's a wonderful source of inspiration and connection, and a great creativity booster too. Participation is free, but do keep in mind you'll need to pay for materials and postage.

Returning just in time for Spring, this year's theme is Equinox. 

Sign-ups for 2022's edition close on Monday, February 28th. 

Find all the details and sign up here.

Fun fact, when Tara took a break from this mail art swap a few years ago, I missed it so much, I was inspired to start Pretty Postal.